The only reason to upgrade this way was to a)save a few hundred (not much, in the computer world) and
have some 'fun' while doing it so the news isn't all that upsetting.
Thanks for the helpful reply!
EDIT: Okay, newbie alert!
I looked up the wrong processor 'cause I was pretty sure when I took out the system board it looked like I was going to be able to remove the CPU (hence, the idea of upgrading).
New data is that this is micro-FCPGA (Socket M) and is a bit more promising. Any info on the other aspects of my question.
EDIT #2: This from Wiki on the next line up of Intel Core..."Yonah is supported by the 945GM, 945PM, 945GT, 965GM, 965PM, and 965GT system chipsets. Core Duo and Core Solo use Socket M, but due to pin arrangement and new chipset functions are not compatible with any previous Pentium M motherboard."
Not sure if this is really applicable to my board (but likely, it is) and not very promising, if so.
Edited by marshallfla, 05 June 2009 - 11:00 AM.